Win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Aviva Premiership final

 In the build up to the big game on Saturday Aviva has released a new documentary called Rugby Matters starring George Ford, Mike Ford, Lawrence Dallaglio, wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown and charity Sevens team The FlairBears. The film looks at the power of rugby, community spirit and why rugby is so important to them.  They have also given us a pair of tickets to give away to one of you lot out there.

Have a look at the cracking documentary and fill in your details in the form after the jump for a chance of winning the tickets.  It's a quick turnaround so entries will close tomorrow, Friday 29th May at 12 noon. 

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RL: Storm Lead the Table after Convincing Win over Rabbitohs

by David J

Melbourne Storm have managed to silently top the table at a time when most of the focus has been on North Queensland Cowboys and Sydney Roosters. A convincing win over South Sydney Rabbitohs has put Storm top of the table. Even though some of the attention on the National Rugby league will be taken away by the 2015 State of Origin series, Melbourne have clearly proved that they have what it takes to maintain this good start to 2015. Queensland are backed at 4/6 for the title by Betfair in the 2015 State of Origin odds. The 2015 edition starts with Queensland taking on New South Wales at the ANZ Stadium on May 15.

One of the strong points of Melbourne Storm has always been the defence. Yet, it somehow went into a hole last season as the team were constantly on the back foot due to an uncertain defence. The strength at the back appears to have returned this season, as it was the basis for a win over Rabbitohs. Melbourne could not manage a single point in the second half, but they were more than helped because of an impressive first-half performance.

RBS 6 Nations Preview: Wales vs Ireland, Cardiff, Sat 14:30


0.75 seconds before ANOTHER three points

Many people are touting this as the Championship decider, it's not, whatever the result here Ireland are going to win the Championship as even a Wales win is unlikely to be by enough points to trouble Ireland's points difference going into the final weekend when they will undoubtedly beat Scotland handily. How Wales must wish they actually turned up for that second half vs England.But, having said all that, it doesn't mean there is not a lot riding on it.  Wales and Ireland don't like each other very much for a start, all that celtic brotherhood stood is well gone, if it ever even existed, and it should be humdinger.

“Haskell looks England material”, apart from all those times he’s in an England shirt

There are ever increasing rumblings for James Haskell to be starting for England, culminating in an outright call for this after the Wasps victory over Harlequins this week. Such a call should be resisted.
The blog's long-held dislike for James Haskell is well known and many no doubt believe that this is irrational, based purely on personal reasons and has nothing to do with his ability, but that is not true. Well, it's sort of true, but hear me out.